Friday 1st July 2016 – Pumpkins and Squash are forming!

Another busy day on the allotment today. Emily again came with me, and we got loads done. Emily weeded the Kohl Rabi bed, and I finished weeding the Carrot and Onion bed and then moved onto the bed where my new fruit bushes are growing.

Emily hard at work weeding away.

Emily hard at work weeding away.

The soil is still soft, so it’s easy to pull most of the weeds out. We arrived at the allotment about 11 am due to the fact that we needed to pop into town to sort a couple of things out. We then came home, changed, made lunch to take with us and then popped off to the allotment. The skies were very overcast today and the sun came occasionally. So we both took our waterproof jackets down, just incase we needed them. When the sun was out it got really quite warm, so our jackets came off, but when the clouds gathered overhead it got quite cold. We worked for about an hour and then sat down and had our lunch, then worked for another hour or so before we came home. I watered all my plants in the greenhouse and feed them with Seaweed Fertiliser as they are now producing flowers and fruits. As I was filling up my watering can from the butt by the tap I noticed that my Pumpkins and Squash are starting to produce some fruits. They’re all very small, but hopefully they’ll grow really well.

They start small, bot hopefully they'll grow really large.

They start small, but hopefully they’ll grow really large.

My weather app said that it would start to rain about 2pm, and it was right. Just a little before 2pm it started to spit spot, and as Emily and I started to clear everything away it became persistent drizzle. We planned getting in the car very well because by the time we got in the car to come home it was raining even more. Next week is rather busy, so I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to get down the allotment, but even if I end up going in the evenings I will. I’ll keep you posted.

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8 Responses to Friday 1st July 2016 – Pumpkins and Squash are forming!

  1. rajesh kumar says:

    The images are very beautiful. Gardening is a good hobby. Thanks for uploading the images and sharing the post with us. Godrej Service Centers in Chennai

  2. NebraskaDave says:

    Claire, we are finally getting the much needed rain here. It started last night with a wonderful soaking rain that’s supposed to last all day. It’s just what was needed to replenish the moisture so needed. We are about 4 inches below the normal rainfall. This should help to revive the plants for a while. But never fear the weather is returning back to hot and dry next week. I expect an explosion of weeds next week so I’m resting up to tackle the invasion.

    Have a great pumpkin and squash forming day on the allotment.

  3. Crops & Crafts says:

    Wow, everything is looking amazing, well done to the both of you. xx

  4. Satya P says:

    Gardening gives a lot of happiness. Seeing the plants grow gives lot of happiness. The plants are very good and it creates a good atmosphere and brings in good vibrations.

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